I’ve never been good at keeping a journal. It all boils down to consistency. There are days when I skip making an entry. Life can crowd out the time I need to write down my thoughts about a day’s events. I’ve also been reluctant to pose as an expert on the writing process. If I knew anything of value about writing, my work would already be in print. I went out on a skinny limb in 2022 when I shared my 365 days of thankfulness. The exercise forced me to put myself out there with my soft belly exposed. Thank you for joining me on my journey in the written word. Therefore, I plan to keep a journal in 2023 to document my progress. I will call this post Entry 239: End of This Round of Editing.
Note: I consider editing an important part of the writing process. Editing is where all the artistry happens.
My morning writing before I started Entry 239: End of This Round of Editing
I touched up a chapter of Amazing Buchanan and the Beast. The end of this round of editing is so close that I can almost feel it. That should give me a healthy gap between the end of August and the start of NaNoWriMo in November. I already have the story’s characters locked in place since it will be a sequel to my writing series. The plot is pretty much formed in my mind, but I am open to change as the writing progresses. Rooster and I have talked about taking a road trip. We might get in another adventure before cold weather moves our way.
I need to post. It appears that whatever issue I had with WordPress is over. I haven’t seen the message in a few days. There are Golden Shovel Poems that need to be written, but I’m not sure I will have the time.
The book I am currently reading right now and Entry 239: End of This Round of Editing
am still enjoying Jo Jo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars. People in Baileyville are giving Alice a hard time because she’s not getting pregnant. She doesn’t mention the problem that exists with Bennett’s lack of interest and her father-in-law’s constant presence in their life. The girls blow off a little steam late in the evening at the library over some Apple Pie moonshine. That beverage is a real thing. People around here still drink it. The moonshine is supposed to taste like apples, but I think there is little similarity. Alice confesses to Margery that her husband has a problem. The older woman offers to loan her a book that the women in the area pass around to deal with such issues.
What I’m listening to right now and Entry 239: End of This Round of Editing
I put a Metallica Cd one of our sons left when he moved out of the house over twenty years ago. I find the music an interesting comparison to the Led Zepplin songs I listened to yesterday.
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